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Digital Disruptors in Global Mobility

Digital Detox Day Digital Disruptors in Global Mobility

Rapid changes influence the traditional workforce in digital market trends, technology advancements, and connectivity. New attitudes toward work and careers evolve from the connected workforce generation. Disruptive technology already affects long-standing business models and established companies in all business areas. “Disruptive technology,” coined by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen in 1995, is defined as “ when a new business model attracts an under-serviced market or revenue stream and grows until it supplants incumbent competitors. Technologies are not in themselves disruptive, but their application in a new business model can be” (Christensen subsequently refers to the same concept as “disruptive innovation”). Have you recently faced increased pressure to adapt the way you work to the new digital market trends and […]

Navigating the Shadows: Understanding Expatriate Burnout and Trauma


Embarking on an expatriate journey is often portrayed as an exciting adventure, offering the promise of new experiences, cultures, and personal growth. However, beneath the surface of this exhilarating chapter in your life, lies a lesser-explored aspect – the risk of expatriate burnout and trauma. This blog post delves into the challenges faced by individuals living abroad and sheds light on the psychological toll that expatriate life can sometimes take. Expatriate burnout is a phenomenon characterized by chronic physical and emotional exhaustion resulting from prolonged exposure to stressors while living in a foreign country. The factors contributing to burnout can be diverse, ranging from cultural adjustment and language barriers to work-related pressures and isolation. The constant need to adapt to […]

Five Reasons why you Should Consider a Virtual Internship

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Guest Post by Sara M. Five Reasons why you Should Consider a Virtual Internship I am now three months into my new job, what someone would call my first real job, and my student life seems so far behind. The truth is that less than a year has gone by since I finished writing my thesis and my student ID expired just four months ago. Fortunately and unpredictably, 2020 was for me a rather eventful year despite what could be common assumptions. In particular, one event at the very beginning of the year marked a great part of the months that followed: in January, I happily signed my six months internship agreement at Global People Transitions. Only one condition initially […]

The Swiss Summer Slump

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The Swiss Summer Slump Seven Margheritas and Margaritas to Make More of the Downtime The Swiss Summer Slump is around the corner. From Mid-July to Mid August, Switzerland seems to fall asleep. Despite the recession and terminations of contracts in the banking and IT sector, I expect the “Swiss Summer Slump” very soon. Decision-makers aren’t around to take interviews, and your chances of finding a job over the summer holidays are usually lower than in busy times. So if you haven’t signed a contract by now, I bet you won’t sign one within the next four weeks. Yes, I will invite you to Margherita and Margarita, if you prove me wrong. With the start of international and Swiss school holidays, […]

Expat Children and Identity Crisis


Guest post by Lucie Koch I have been in Zürich for a few weeks now and I am starting to adjust to Swiss city life. I am amazed every day by how cosmopolitan Zürich is with all the languages heard in the tram. It’s wonderful. In my last blog post, I wrote about how entry into professional life was one kind of culture shock. I have started to adapt to the professional and Swiss cultural frame. Working for Global People Transitions is a very interesting experience, especially since I get to be involved in very diverse tasks, from administrative paperwork to exciting business development projects. I am discovering how many gearwheels must be activated and maintained for the business machine […]